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voicing their support for israel. the possibility appears to be growing and president obama defended israel's right to defend itself. nbc's brian moore has the latest.
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. >> it never is. all right. she has the storm tracker all warmed up. >>> israel's air offensive over the georgaza strip and 95 peopl have been killed. israel says it does not target civilians and blames hamas for using human shields. richard engel reports. >> reporter: hamas is still firing rockets. about 40 today launched from this area in gaza and into israel. the military has the upper hand. israeli drones and ships have been targeting hamas military leaders killing them in their houses and on motorcycles and in their cars. there are civilian casualties. we went to a funeral for 11 people who were killed inside a home when israel targeted the home of the hamas military leader. he was killed in the home. some were many members of his family. there seem to be efforts to achieve a serious cease-fire. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a bases that is sustainable. >> reporter: the egyptian foreign minister is expected to visit gaza tomorrow. a source close to the israeli prime minister he would prefer a diplomatic invasion. here in gaza, people don't know which
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will talk about the timing when we come back. >>> a massive blast as israel continued to bomb them for the sixth day. 70 people have been killed in gaza, including 11 people in one strike. three israelis have been killed, as well. meantime, representatives from both sides met separately with egyptian officials today about a truce. so far no announcement. >>> as the violence in the middle east grows, so do tensions in california. demonstrators on both sides of the conflict held rallies in front of the federal building in los angeles and reporter ted shin has this report. >> reporter: at one point it got ugly spilling on to will shire boulevard a centuries old firestorm ignited in the middle east. as israel continued to attack gaza in response to rocket attacks on israeli cities were which a response to the assassination of a top military leader a cycle of accusation and recrimination was playing out in front of the federal building in westwood. >> my family is there and in shelters and stressed out. the world doesn't realize this is a day-to-day reality. >> israeli and american flag